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International Museum of Surgical Science

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine


1524 N. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 60610 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To enrich people's lives by enhancing thier appreciation and understanding of history, development, and advances of surgery and related subjects in health and medicine.


Housed in a historic Gold Coast mansion on Lake Shore Drive, the Museum spans this history of medicine and surgery by means of art, books, medical instruments and artifacts. Four floors of exhibits showcase various aspects of medical history from skull trepanning to cardiovascular surgery. Of special interest to those in the medical field, our collection appeals to anyone interested in history, art, science and architecture.


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